About ICAR-National Research Centre
The ICAR-National Research Centre (NRC)
on Pig, Rani, Guwahati, Assam, an institute
under Indian Council of Agricultural
Research, has developed various technologies
for scientific pig rearing and pork
product development, many of which have
The institute, under the umbrella of
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
is engaged in research on all aspects
of pig production, health and product
processing. The institute has developed
technologies for establishment of pig
farms (small, medium to large scale),
artificial insemination in pigs, innovative
feeding practices, health management
protocols, pork production including
slaughter operations and pork product
institute is highly solicited by the
entrepreneurs, especially venture capitalists
for development of pork based products
and by small, medium and large pig farmers
increased outreach of the products commercialized
directly under the brand name Luit pork
and under private entrepreneurship through
a non-exclusive licensing-Choice Pork
across the states of NE region has increased
the consumer and awareness of prospective
entrepreneurs from different parts of
high demand for pork and pork based
products, has prompted many entrepreneurs
across the country to invest and develop
to a large scale pig farms and product
institute has developed linkages with
business organizations such as CII,
FICCI, FINER along with funding agencies,
entrepreneurship training institutes
in the NE regions (National Institute
of Entrepreneurship, Meghalaya institute
of Entrepreneurship etc) CAU, Assam
Agricultural University, North Eastern
Council and other sister institutes
For more details about the institute
and activities please see website: www.nrcp.in
Location of the institute
The institute is located 11km from the
Guwahati airport and 40 km from the
heart of the Guwahati city and is well
connected through air, road and rail.
through Agri-Business Incubation centre
is ABI ?
ABI is an innovative system designed
to assist entrepreneurs in the development
of new technology based start-up business.
Specific objectives of ABI are
promote piggery based entrepreneurs using
innovations, knowhow and technologies developed
by ICAR-NRC on Pig
ii. To identify potential entrepreneurs,
translate promising business ideas and innovations
to build a successful entrepreneurs
iii. To act as single window for commercialization
of piggery based technologies developed
by ICAR-NRC on Pig
iv. To enhance entrepreneurship skill among
v. Feedback generation for continuous improvement
and development of novel products, technologies
and promotion of innovation.
of Business Incubators ?
Business Incubators provides an attractive
framework to entrepreneurs (referred to as
incubatee/client) for dealing with the difficulties
faced during start-up stage. Business Incubators
help in creating the links that connects incubatees
with public and private sector, and help in
attaining its sustainability and scalability.
In general, business incubators provide the
following support (single window approach)
for a start-up:
Scientific and technical backstopping
Business plan preparation and marketing
Infrastructural facilities like office
space, conference rooms, communications
R&D lab space
Access to funding agencies, angel investors,
venture capitalists, crowd-sourcing etc
Training to incubatee and skill development
Promotional support through exhibitions,
conventions, workshops etc
Operational costs reduction
Networking with Industry, Research
bodies, Commerce chambers, Government
Guidance on Government regulation and
Increasing demand for pork based products
and identification of piggery both as a
potential source of livelihood and large
scale investment across the country will
be the strength for the ABI.
OF SERVICE OFFERINGS
1. Basket of technologies having potential
Production of emulsion based pork products.
Production of shelf stable retort
processed pork products.
Superior germplasm- Two varieties
of pigs with improved growth rate and
Production of products from pig hair
Chelated mineral mixture for supplementation
of animal feeds.
Development of breeding station for
boars- Collection, processing and preservation
of boar semen for artificial insemination.
Package of value added services offered
to start-ups/ tenants (mentoring, business
advisory, fund raising, patenting etc.)
The institute will provide assistance in:
Establishment of breeder and finisher
Feed formulation for different categories
Establishment of pig slaughter house
& pork product processing plant.
Establishment of pig feed processing
Establishment of pig hair processing
Environment management plan in pig
Providing necessary guidance for
obtaining legal requirements such as FSSAI,
APEDA licenses that are mandatory for food
Assistance in providing guidelines
for export of meat products to other countries.
Assistance in protection of IP through
patenting and trademarks.
Preparation of project proposals
for prospective funding.
Networking with public sector, private
and cooperative banks, NEDFI and angel investments.
Assistance in establishment of cooperatives
and producer companies.
Mentoring and business guidance for
establishment of pig farms, slaughter houses,
meat product production, legal requirements,
marketing, funding support including technical
guidance on equipment and machinery.
Support through Agri-Business Incubation
the institute charge for technology transfer
and services of ABI? Do I need to sign an
Yes, all the services rendered by ABI to
clients/incubatees are chargeable and rendered
on payment basis by the institute. The institute
will charge fees for providing services
and the services will be rendered after
signature of MoUs with the institute.
More detailed guidelines on technology commercialisation/
consultancy by ICAR can be found in the
Expression of interest
Expression of interest is invited from progressive
entrepreneurs and farmers who would like
to utilize technologies developed by this
institute on commercial basis. Director,
ICAR-NRC on Pig invites Expression of Interest
(EOI) from persons/organisations/SHG/NGO/Registered
Societies interested in starting, diversifying
and up-scaling of pig farms and manufacture
of various products on commercial scale.
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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